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17.04.2017 - 12: 03

German politicians have called for an end to the negotiations on Turkey's accession to the EU

A number of German politicians believe that further negotiations on Turkey's accession to the EU should be repealed. There have been calls and decommissioning of military cooperation with Turkey.

Following the adoption by referendum in Turkey changes to the constitution, the heads of leading German political parties have demanded the abolition of the accession negotiations to the European Union in Ankara. Deputy Chairman of the Christian Social Union, Manfred Weber (Manfred Weber) on Sunday evening, April 16, said that Turkey's full membership in the European Union "can no longer be the target of" negotiations.

Weber described the prospects of Turkey's accession to the EU as a "self-deception". According to him, the country's membership in the European Union should be removed from the agenda. It is expected that the heads of the countries of the EU, at the next summit, to be held in early May announced a review of relations with Turkey. The German government has refrained from commenting the referendum results. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel (Sigmar Gabriel) called for prudence. According to him, it is necessary to "keep a cool head" and "act wisely."

Deputy Chairman of the Christian Democratic Union Julia Klöckner (Julia Klöckner) in an article published in the edition of the Huffington Post, said that the door to the EU for Turkey "permanently closed." In her opinion, the financial support provided by Turkey to enter the EU, should be discontinued. Earlier, in connection with the possible accession to the EU, Turkey has received from Brussels 4,8 billion euros, according to the plan and to 2020 years should receive more 4,45 billion, said the agency dpa.

Cease and military cooperation

In addition, the leaders of the Left Party and the "green" Sahra Wagenknecht (Sahra Wagenknecht) and Cem Özdemir (Cem Özdemir) required to revise and military cooperation with Turkey. According to the politicians, all 260 German soldiers on a military base in Incirlik, should be revoked, and all deliveries of weapons in Turkey - terminated.

Instead of a "pact Merkel and Erdogan," said Wagenknecht, you need to create an alliance between Germany and Turkey's democratic forces. "I need to clearly understand from the German government, on whose side it is: on the side of democracy, or on the side of Erdogan's dictatorship", - considers the head of the "left" in the Bundestag.

According to preliminary data, the changes to the Turkish Constitution, significantly extending the powers of the President, in a referendum in April 16 approved just over 51 percent of voters. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he plans to restore the death penalty in the country.

A source: DW

Author: Gregory Arosev

Tags: Germany, Politics, International Relations, Turkey referendum

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